The catalogs produced since 1892 distinguish different qualities of luggage according to their structures and their coatings. Four typical finishes are used:
Corresponding to a scale of luxury and resistance. These qualities are distinguished by the play of leathers or canvases with slats carved from beech wood (hard wood from which tools are eaten), by the harmony of the edges covered with painted sheet metal, of lozine (vulcanized fiber) Or leather, and finally by the brilliance of the brackets, locks, and buckles made of brass (or other solid metal) fixed by steel and brass rivets.
Louis Vuitton has constantly evolved its canvases.
The first were united, then checkered, and the famous canvas LV better known today as the "monogram", these paintings have crossed the epochs.
The first were woven, then stencilled, then printed with silkscreen to become the canvas of today.
The canvases evolved well between 1858 with the gray Vuitton canvas Trianon united and 2010 with the canvas Murakami.
They have come a long way, they have evolved at the same time as the French industry, chemistry and technology.
Depending on the technique and materials used and period, the canvas present variations of textures and colors, which collectors and professionals call "Mark" marks we try to refer to below.
Note: The "Mark" corresponds to the typography, the colors used can be altered and skated according to the exposures
(Humidity, uv ...) which explains a multitude of hue for the same Mark.
Trianon gray canvas - Coated
Louis Vuitton 1889 Hat box
Appearing in 1854, the oldest covering existing on the Louis Vuitton trunks is a hemp canvas painted in oil in gray called "gray Trianon".
Striped canvas - Woven
Appearance of the brown and red striped canvas.
Striped canvas - Woven
Louis Vuitton hat trunk 1886
It presents variations of brown and beige shades
Tropical damier coated canvas - Stencil
The yellow beige checkerboard is also called tropical.
Louis Vuitton "courrier" trunk 1889
These beige, brown, printed versions preserve the appearance of a weaving of mats, while allowing the rhythmic appearance of the mention "L. Vuitton registered trademark"
Dark damier canvas - Stencil
The most common color.
Louis Vuitton "cabine" trunk 1890
Louis Vuitton Hat box 1895
Monogram Canvas - Woven
Louis Vuitton "courrier" trunk 1903
The Monogram canvas was created in 1896 by Georges Vuitton, son of Louis Vuitton.
It is a canvas woven to the jacquard craft, linen thread of two tones, one ecru, the other ground of its own, which shows a drawing in camaieu. Resistant fabric but also very flexible and, therefore difficult to work, sticking with rye flour and dextrin, it will be eaten by hungry rats.
The complexity of the implementation will lead to the abandonment definitively in 1905 because too difficult to work.
Monogram Canvas - Stencil
Monogram LV yellow gold
Louis Vuitton courrier trunk 1906
From 1904 onwards, the Monogram canvas was converted into a printed version in order to follow the evolution of the coating materials: the appearance of the Pegamoid coating resin in fact reversed the ornamental technique since the canvas, this time devoid of pattern, is d First decorated with roses and monograms. This decoration is then stencilled in yellow-beige on a brown background, to restore the original damask pattern.
Until 1959, the canvases will be stencilled.
Even though anecdotal, the colored monogram trunk is part of the Louis Vuitton heritage.
Malle-auto Louis Vuitton 1916
Mark I Blue
Rare Canvas Monogram of color developed between the years 1910 and 1930, declined in green, red and blue.
Monogram LV yellow lemon
Louis Vuitton Mail Briefcase 1914
Canvas less contrasted and discreet
Louis Vuitton " Cabine " trunk 1935
Latest edition stencils
Very intense bright yellow, light brown chocolate background.
It is the most contrasted
Louis Vuitton wardrobe suitcase 1952
The Vuittonite is a thick coated canvas originally developed for automotive luggage. It will quickly seduce customers for its sobriety, and ca wide range of color.
Red Vuittonite Canvas
It is the rarest present on some trunk automobile and certainly the most searched
Yellow vuittonite canvas
Orange vuittonite canvas
It is the most produced canvas
Canvas brown Vuittonite
Canvas gray vuittonite
Not to be confused with the canvas trianon,
Mainly used for automotive trunk.
Black Vuittonite Canvas
It is the canvas intended primarily for the trunk self also the canvas la rependu